BBC News: Microsoft’s portable media player

BBC NEWS | Technology | ‘IPod rival’ speculation dampened

Unnamed music industry executives have told the New York Times that they have received briefings about the product.

Who would have thought! If they did build one, I expect that it will be,

  • Able to synchronize with the Windows Media player (of course) and maybe even other media managers.
  • Able to play all types of tunes, this includes mp3’s, ogg’s (would that be wishful thinking?).
  • Robust and survive Jeans and rough handling.

India has a huge appetite for mobile music players.

The aforementioned NYTimes article can be found here [NYTimes, subscription required].